from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Ohrmazd.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The supreme deity, the embodiment of the principle of good, creator of the world, source of light, and guardian of mankind. He is the opponent of Ahriman, the spirit of evil, both being sprung from Eternity, or, according to another version, Ahriman being the offspring of a moment of doubt on the part of Ormazd. Ormazd is attended by angels and archangels. He is represented as a bearded man inclosed in a winged circle, a conception probably derived from the Assyrian representations of Ashur.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Zoroastrian religion of ancient Persia, the spirit of good: opposed to Ahriman, the spirit of evil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good
Persian Hormazd, from Middle Persian Ohrmazd; see Ohrmazd.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)